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Police investigating $90K jewelry heist

Robbers pistol-whipped an attendant and made off with jewelry worth $90,000 from a Castor Avenue store on Dec. 5, said Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd Police District. The robbers also got away with $800.


Stray bullet hits teen in Wissinoming

A stray bullet entered a Wissinoming home and grazed a 13-year-old boy in the stomach as a gunman opened fire on the house during a failed robbery attempt, Philadelphia police say.


Police kill ex-con during violent car stop

Philadelphia police who fatally shot an allegedly armed and belligerent ex-convict during a traffic stop in Mayfair early Monday have come under scrutiny from the dead man’s relatives, who are comparing the incident to the controversial Michael Brown slaying.


Teacher pleads guilty to sex with student

A Mayfair mother of three who taught at Lower Moreland High School pleaded guilty last week to having sex with a 17-year-old student.


Judge student to stand trial for murder

A Father Judge freshman last week was ordered held for trial in the Sept. 22 shooting death of a 15-year-old girl who was walking home from school near Broad and Olney.


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Traffic accident spurs Oxford Circle shooting

An early Dec. 4 traffic accident seems to have precipitated a shooting that left a 41-year-old man wounded in his left arm, police said.


Man killed by Amtrak train in Frankford

A southbound Northeast Regional train hit and killed a man on Amtrak rails in Frankford late Sunday, according to Philadelphia police. The Hispanic man in his 30s, as yet unidentified, was near Worth and Kinsey streets at 11:42 p.m. Sunday and pronounced dead at the scene at 11:59 p.m., police said.


Man held for trial in NE double murder

James Mears says he targeted Dollie “Grandma” Evans because she sold crack in the Holmesburg home they shared.  


Suspect sought in ATM robbery

Police are looking for a gunman who robbed a woman making a deposit at a Castor Avenue ATM last week.